Wildfire warning as warm weather continues

Lancashire fire crews have issued a warning about wildfires after several blazes over the weekend.

More problems on Northern trains

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan: I think the Illuminations has a really strong future

He may be stepping out of the spotlight, but Illuminations boss Richard Ryan will never completely switch off from Blackpool as he heads for pastures new.


Icon proof that Blackpool is the ‘Mecca’ for rollercoaster enthusiasts

Rollercoaster enthusiasts have hailed the birth of an Icon, as Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new ride opens to the public for the first time today.

Karen Morris and Rae Brooke of the Lancashire Community Foundation

Putting Lancashire’s charity money in the right place

There are plenty of philanthropists out there in Lancashire.

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone

New face to aid Fylde Coast enterprise zone

A new marketing officer has been appointed to help drive forward the two Enterprise Zones on the Fylde Coast.

Karl Townsend

Former Fylde coast student now director at stockbrokers

A former Fylde coast student now living in Manchester has become a director of Arnold Stansby and Co Stockbrokers.

An artists impression of the new cafe area at Anchorsholme Park

Work is set to begin to build new play area for Anchorsholme Park

Work is due to begin in July to build a new children’s playground for Anchorsholme Park as part of the redevelopment of the attraction.

MP Mark Menzies

MP ‘delighted’ by Fylde job figures

A fall in unemployment in Fylde has been welcomed by MP Mark Menzies.

Artist's impressions showcase Icon swooping round the Steeplechase ride

New £16.25m Icon for Pleasure Beach is "the greatest"

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Guests who paid for a VIP ticket will be able to ride the new Icon ride from today

£16m new ride is the ‘greatest’

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Labour MP for Blackpool South, Gordon Marsden

Probation staff set for protest by the Tower in Blackpool

Probation staff who work for the National Probation Service, and 21 privatised community rehabilitation companies, were set to stage a day of protest to call for a pay rise this afternoon.

Cuadrilla's drill rig at Preston New Road

Anger over Government's radical plans to speed up fracking

A Government proposal to bring in major changes to planning law to allow fracking firms to drill, wherever they have a permit, without planning permission, has sparked fury.
Willow's Force Free Grooming, in Blackpool

The best dog grooming salons in Lancashire

Dogs and their owners have been voting.

Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Simon Rigby outside Premier House

Tycoon extends Guild Hall offer with plans for new studio space

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby is moving his office staff out of Preston’s Guild Hall - to make way for more entertainment events.

Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

A Golden Milestone for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday with an afternoon of joy filled celebrations, reflection and special displays of Indian classical, Bollywood and fusion dancing.

Campaigners against fracking at the Preston New Road site had a bees theme to highlight what they fear is a threat to wildlife from shale gas extraction.

Protesters tell frackers ‘buzz off’

A giant bee and squirrel joined dozens of residents at the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road.

Hayley waves goodbye to radio breakfast show

The voice of morning radio in Blackpool, Hayley Kay has announced her plans to leave Radio Wave this summer.
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